Current understanding of the aetiology and laboratory diagnosis of footrot.

@article{Wani2006CurrentUO,
  title={Current understanding of the aetiology and laboratory diagnosis of footrot.},
  author={Shakil Ahmad Wani and Indranil Samanta},
  journal={Veterinary journal},
  year={2006},
  volume={171 3},
  pages={421-8}
}
Footrot is a highly contagious disease of the feet of ruminants caused by the synergistic action of certain bacterial species of which Dichelobacter nodosus (D. nodosus) is the main transmitting agent. The infection is specific to sheep and goats, although it has also been reported in cattle, horses, pigs, deer and mouflon. The antigenic diversity of D. nodosus is due to variations in the DNA sequence of its fimbrial subunit gene (fimA) and provides the basis for classification of the organism… CONTINUE READING

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